Google Pushes Invalid HTML to the World

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

So, Google started a Google Plus social network. Along with it is a Google Plus button, it looks like this:

social network share buttons
Social Network Share Buttons

To add Google Plus button, you get the code at the official Google site at .

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Google tells webmasters to add invalid HTML on their page.

Part of the code is this:

<g:plusone annotation="inline"></g:plusone>

Invalid HTML!

isn't Google supposed to be this ethical company who promotes good coding practices and HTML5 for a better world?

addendum: This page used to also claim Twitter and Facebook using HTML5 Custom Data Attribute as invalid. That is incorrect. Thanks to ArgV for correction.